The Barn at Turkey Ridge
A 100-acre farm that sits only eight miles south of downtown Charlottesville, became our happy home. A beautiful three-story fieldstone bank-barn was erected in true timber frame fashion and became the centerpiece of the property. Over the years, it has become home to several beloved horses, a donkey, some cows, and one small pig. It has been filled to the roof with sweet-smelling hay, and the earthy smell of firewood stacked high. Fence boards surrounding the nearby pastures, and the exposed wooden slats inside The Barn were milled on-site from the trees that were cut to create our rolling hayfields and beautiful views.
Fast-forward twenty-five years. An empty, quiet Barn and two friends ready to create its next chapter!
We carefully and creatively renovated The Barn to bring life and energy back into the space, and it perfectly suits the needs of up to 175 guests for a wedding or any event that brings people together. Exposed beams and a copper roof give the interior a warm and rustic feel. Two handsome chandeliers, reclaimed from an old hotel in Richmond, Virginia, grace the ceiling on the main floor. There are two separate areas to relax and prepare for the big day. The former hayloft is a comfortable lounge with a mini-fridge, an antique pedestal table with playing cards, a dartboard, and a pair of classic wing chairs. On the lower level of The Barn, our former stalls have been filled with vintage furniture, mirrors, lamps, and a sparkly chandelier. There are three indoor restrooms, one of which is ADA compliant. We have taken care to make The Barn fully wheelchair accessible.
Behind The Barn, a grassy barnyard is encircled by a beautiful stone wall and is a wonderful site for cocktails, dinner, or a wedding ceremony. Sweeping views of the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains and lush pastures are everywhere! Our private, peaceful, rural property is just fifteen minutes south of Charlottesville, making us an easy ride from many area hotels and activities.
Our goal is for each event to be truly personal and special, and we support everyone's right to be married to the person they love. We enjoy an unhurried pace, and for that reason, we only book one event per weekend. There is plenty of time to set up, rehearse, add personal touches, and settle in to fully enjoy your celebration in this unique and comfortable space, where elegant meets down-to-earth.
Welcome to The Barn at Turkey Ridge!